Newsmakers

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BRENT ADDLEMAN
Glen Rose Reporter
Brent Addleman has been named managing editor of the Glen Rose Reporter. He comes to the newspaper with 18 years of experience in community, service-minded journalism. "With the better part of two decades in the industry, Brent brings his passion for community journalism and leadership to the community of Glen Rose. We are proud to introduce him as the new managing editor," Publisher David Compton said.
Addleman began his career as a sports reporter in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New York. He served as group editor of three daily newspapers based in St. Mary's, Pennsylvania, before becoming group editor for Tioga Publishing Company's four newspapers in north central Pennsylvania. He most recently served as page designer in Paxton Media Group's creative division in Owensboro, Kentucky.

SELMA GONZALEZ
Laredo Morning Times
Selma Gonzalez has been promoted to city editor of the Laredo Morning Times.
"Gonzalez has been an asset to this newspaper ever since she joined us as an editorial assistant," LMT Managing Editor Nick Georgiou said.
Gonzalez has been with LMT since 2012. As city editor, Gonzalez will oversee news reporters, coordinate local day-to-day coverage and assist with special projects. Gonzalez graduated from Texas A&M International University in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in dance.

RUSS GOODALL
Brownwood Bulletin
Russ Goodall has returned to the Brownwood Bulletin, where his professional career began while he attended Howard Payne University in the mid-1990s.
"I can't believe that it has been close to 16 years since I left Brownwood after graduating from Howard Payne," Goodall said. "It feels incredible to come back to a place that I have loved my entire life. And to come back as the managing editor of the news-paper that gave me my very first job makes it even more special." He graduated from HPU in 1998 with a bachelor of science degree in mass communication, then pursued his master's degree at Stephen F. Austin University.
Goodall has worked for the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Weatherford Democrat, Brownsville Herald, Denton Record-Chronicle and Houston Chronicle.

KATHLEEN HOLTON
Weatherford Democrat
Kathleen Holton has been named editor of the Weatherford Democrat. She comes from the Alvin Sun-Advertiser, where she had been managing editor since 2007. She also served as the publisher and editor for The Post Newspaper in Texas City.
Holton is current president of the Texas Community Newspapers Association, having served vice president in 2011-2012. She attended Pan American College, majoring in Journalism and minoring in Government.
Publisher Jeff Smith said, "Kathleen brings to Weatherford a wealth of editorial and management experience."

DAN KLEINER
Elgin Courier
Dan Kleiner has joined the Elgin Courier as editor and publisher. Kleiner has spent the last three years as publisher of The Madisonville Meteor, and also has worked in publisher, editor, assistant editor and sports editor roles in Karnes City, Wimberley and Lake Travis.
Kleiner graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. He began his career covering high school sports at Lake Travis High School before accepting his first editor position in Wimberley.

JAKE MIENK
Palestine Herald Press
Jake Mienk has been promoted to publisher and advertising director of the Palestine Herald Press. Mienk was regional advertising manager of the Herald-press and its sister papers, the Jacksonville Daily Progress and Athens Daily Review.
A 10-year veteran of the newspaper business, Mienk began his career as a senior account executive for the Tyler Morning Telegraph in 2005. A native of Gladwin, Michigan, Mienk is a graduate of Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.

DAVE MUNDY
The Gonzales Cannon
The board of directors of The Gonzales Cannon Inc. named General Manager Dave Mundy to serve the newspaper as publisher of The Gonzales Cannon. Mundy joined The Cannon staff in October 2009, taking over as sports editor. In 2010 he was named general manager.
Mundy is a Houston-area native who began his newspaper career as a sophomore in high school. He has since worked for papers all over Texas, including the Deer Park Progress, Baytown Sun, La Porte-Bayshore Sun, Pasadena Citizen, Houston Post, Houston Chronicle, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Rosenberg Herald-Coaster, Katy Times and Orange Leader.
He's won more than 50 awards for journalism at the regional, state and national level, including a National Newspaper Association award for Best Coverage of Education.